Calculates and lists the distance between two keypoints.
First keypoint in distance calculation. If
P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining command fields are ignored
(valid only in the GUI).
Second keypoint in distance calculation.
KDIST lists the distance between keypoints
as well as the current coordinate system offsets from
where the X, Y, and Z locations of
KP1 are subtracted
from the X, Y, and Z locations of
to determine the offsets. KDIST is valid in any coordinate
system except toroidal [CSYS,3].
KDIST returns a variable, called "
_RETURN," which contains the distance value.
You can use this value for various purposes; for example, to set the default
number of line divisions to be generated along region boundary lines [ESIZE,
_RETURN]. In interactive mode, you can access this
command by using the Model Query Picker ( ), where you can also access automatic annotation functions,
and display the value on your model.
This command is valid in any processor.